SLA detains two youths in Karaveddy

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 May 2006, 13:33 GMT]
Two youths who were waiting at a bus stop at Puraporukki along Jaffna Point-Pedro road in Karaveddy were arrested by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers during a search operation Thursday, local residents said. The youths were immediatley flown to Palaly military base. The SLA authorities in Jaffna said the troops launched a search in the area after they recovered a claymore mine on Jaffna- Pt.Pedro main road, around 10 a.m., Thursday.

Local residents contacted by TamilNet could not identify the youths by names. They however, said the youths are from Valvettithurai and were waiting for a bus to travel to Jaffna.

A large number of troops are deployed in the area, they said.

 

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